Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 kilometres walk

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Men's 10 kilometres walk
at the Games of the V Olympiad
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The final with George Goulding in the middle.
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Dates July 8 (semifinals)
July 11 (final)
Competitors 22 from 12 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) George Goulding  Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ernest Webb  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fernando Altimani  Italy
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1912 Summer Olympics
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The winner George Goulding.

The men's 10 kilometres walk was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of racewalking, which had debuted at the previous games with the 10 mile and 3500 metre walks. The 10 kilometre was the only racewalking event in 1912. The competition was held on Monday, July 8, 1912 and on Thursday, July 11, 1912.

Twenty-two racewalkers from twelve nations competed.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in hours) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

World Record  ?
Olympic Record - none - -



Both semi-finals were held on Monday, July 8, 1912.

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  George Goulding (CAN) 47:14.5 QF
2  Ernest Webb (GBR) 47:25.4 QF
3  Aage Rasmussen (DEN) 48:15.8 QF
4  Fernando Altimani (ITA) 48:54.2 QF
5  William Palmer (GBR) 51:21.0 QF
6  Samuel Schwartz (USA) 53:30.8
7  Edward Renz (USA) 53:30.8
 Kaarel Lukk (RUS) Did not finish
 Rudolf Richter (BOH) Did not finish
 Eduard Hermann[1] (RUS) Disqualified

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  William Yates (GBR) 49:43.6 QF
2  Arthur St. Norman (RSA) 50:17.9 QF
3  Thomas Dumbill (GBR) 50:57.6 QF
4  Vilhelm Gylche (DEN) 51:13.8 QF
5  Frederick Kaiser (USA) 51:31.8 QF
6  Alfred Voellmeke (USA) 52:29.0
7  Rolando Salinas (CHI) 55:02.0
8  Henrik Ripszám (HUN) 55:20.6
9  Aleksis Aide (RUS) 59:24.4
 István Drubina (HUN) Did not finish
 Robert Bridge (GBR) Disqualified
 William Murray (ANZ) Disqualified
 Niels Petersen (DEN) Disqualified


The final was held on Thursday, July 11, 1912.

Place Athlete Time
1  George Goulding (CAN) 46:28.4
2  Ernest Webb (GBR) 46:50.4
3  Fernando Altimani (ITA) 47:37.6
4  Aage Rasmussen (DEN) 48:00.0
 Vilhelm Gylche (DEN) Did not finish
 Frederick Kaiser (USA) Did not finish
 William Palmer (GBR) Did not finish
 Thomas Dumbill (GBR) Disqualified
 Arthur St. Norman (RSA) Disqualified
 William Yates (GBR) Disqualified


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  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 3 January 2007.